Cleptobiosis in the antEctatomma ruidum in Nicaragua

@article{Perfecto2005CleptobiosisIT,
  title={Cleptobiosis in the antEctatomma ruidum in Nicaragua},
  author={Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2005},
  volume={40},
  pages={295-299}
}
SummaryObservations of the ponerine antEctatomma ruidum suggested that this is a cleptobiotic species which appears to use the pheromone trails of other ant species to locate individual workers carrying food. To test this hypothesis an arena was set up to quantify the position of eachE. ruidum that entered the arena with respect to its position on or off a well-established foraging trail ofPheidole radoszkowskii, a myrmicine. Encounters betweenE. ruidum andP. radoszkowskii are described… Expand
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